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Poster: dyneq Date: Feb 7, 2012 7:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dave's Picks # 1: 5/25/77 ...anyone else ?

Cranking it right now on my 5.1 system using DTS Neo Music mode (using HDCD encoding) and I would agree that the sound is clearer than DP3. Obviously the whole band is on, but I am continually blown away by Phil's contribution to this show. He is actively driving the tunes/jams in amazing ways. Maybe I should go see P&F (they're playing in my town this month!)

However, I have noticed one weird audio anomaly on Promised Land (has anyone else noticed this?). On my copy, the left channel pans back and forth repeatedly. It kind of reminds me of what it used to sound like when a cassette went south and would warble cyclically. I noticed it first on headphones at work and confirmed it on my computer at home so I know it's not a difference in setup, etc. It's very noticeable to me and distracting.

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Poster: adedhed68 Date: Feb 7, 2012 8:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dave's Picks # 1: 5/25/77 ...anyone else ?

Yes you're right, there is a flaw in Promised Land. You're also right about Phil: He's laying waste and taking no prisoners

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 8, 2012 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dave's Picks # 1: 5/25/77 ...anyone else ?

Yes, Promised land has that weird pan, I guess it is in the master tape (?)). Another thing I should mention is the digi-pack packaging in a lot easier to use that the all cardboard of the RTs series, or the E72 set .

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Poster: dyneq Date: Feb 8, 2012 8:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dave's Picks # 1: 5/25/77 ...anyone else ?

I emailed the vault and DL confirmed that it is on the master reel. They tried their best to smooth it out.

I've actually never listened to the other sources out there before getting this release. Can you hear the weirdness on those too?